South England firm Coffin Mew has completed a merger with Charles Lucas & Marshall. The tie-up will create a firm with a £15m turnover, offices in eight locations and more than 220 employees.

The deal bolsters Coffin Mew’s private client offering and recognises CL&M’s experience in the rural land and landed estates sector, a statement from both firms said.

CL&M, which has offices in Swindon, Wantage and Newbury, is expected to continue trading as CL&M for the time being, with no plans to close offices or make redundancies.

Miles Brown (pictured, left), chief executive of Coffin Mew, said the firm aimed to be a £20m turnover company by 2020. ‘This merger is a big step towards achieving that goal. The addition of CL&M’s staff and expertise complements Coffin Mew’s services across the board,’ he added.

Hemant Amin, managing partner at CL&M, said: ‘In merging with Coffin Mew, we have cemented our ability to offer the highest standards of client services across an increased number of sectors.’